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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy, left, R-Calif., walks into a classified members-only briefing on Syria on Capitol Hill, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Washington. Sunday the Obama administration confidently predicted congressional backing for limited action in Syria as senior administration officials are briefing members of Congress in private. Further classified meetings are scheduled over the next three days, says the Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)